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The Big Interview: Leeds-born chef Matt Healy talks food, tattoos, swearing and exit plans...

Leeds-born chef Matt Healy is cookery’s new rising star. He talks to Neil Hudson about fame, tattoos, swearing and exit plans...

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Star Wars craft lands in Leeds family’s back garden

It is a dramatic fighter spacecraft that can take on anything the Galactic Empire throws at it in global film franchise Star Wars.

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Leeds ‘UFO’ likened to Death Star makes national headlines

On May 27 2018, an unidentified flying object was reportedly seen in Leeds, making headlines in a national newspaper.

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PIC: Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG)

Driver fined after watching favourite TV show on motorway

A driver has been fined after he was spotted watching his favourite television show on the motorway.

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Drink-drive Yorkshire teenager banned after golf buggy stunt

A drink-driving teenager who got behind the wheel of a golf buggy and attempted to go into a McDonald’s drive-though has been banned from the roads for a year.

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The cat has been named Ford after he was found  inside the grille of the Ford Focus. PIC: PA

Cat stuck in grille of Ford Focus may have travelled 80 miles

A cat may have travelled some 80 miles while wedged in the air vent of a family car.

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‘World’s only’ ethical caviar farm set for TV glory

A UNIQUE farm in Leeds that produces what is claimed to be the world’s only ethical and sustainable caviar is set for a starring role on TV.

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This fox got his head stuck in a watering can. PIC: PA

Fox rescued from watering can

A fox has been rescued after getting its head stuck in a watering can.

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Whitby Goth Weekend 2018 gallery: The stunning outfits on show at Yorkshire festival

Goths have descended on Whitby for one of the most dramatic festivals of the year.

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Nuclear threat: How Yorkshire residents were told to protect themselves in the 1980s

Back in the 1980s the threat of a nuclear attack loomed over every household in the UK, but to calm the fears of those waiting for the alarm call, there was a detailed booklet which advised people of what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.
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Nuclear threat: How Yorkshire residents were told to protect themselves in the 1980s

Back in the 1980s the threat of a nuclear attack loomed over every household in the UK, but to calm the fears of those waiting for the alarm call, there was a detailed booklet which advised people of what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

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PIC: Barry Hirst

Is this the most unusual place to park a pram in Leeds?

A far as parking a pram in Leeds this location has to be the most unusual.

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RSPCA photo of miniature Yorkshire Terrier puppy Ringo Starr, who was rescued by RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes in Birkenhead, Wirral, after getting his head stuck in a television cabinet.

Miniature Yorkshire terrier rescued after getting stuck in TV cabinet

A Yorkshire terrier had to be rescued from a TV cabinet after getting its head stuck in a hole.
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Mary is the front runner for the Royal baby

Revealed: The favourite names for Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby

Mary is the new favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby, according to bookmakers.

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BBC handout photo of a car that was being driven by Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan in Monaco, as they have escaped without injury after it burst into flames during filming.

Top Gear presenters escape dramatic car fire in Monte Carlo

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan escaped without injury after a car they were driving in Monaco burst into flames during filming.

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Photo issued by Sea Life Manchester of Loo the terrapin, as bosses at the sea life centre have said that flushed away pet terrapins are damaging pond life and waterfowl.

Why people are flushing away their pet terrapins - and why they need to stop

Flushed away pet terrapins are damaging pond life and waterfowl, according to bosses at a sea life centre.

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Would you apply for the job of beer taster?

Revealed: The most viewed job ads on LinkedIn in 2017 (including beer tasting and working for Royalty)

Royal fans made a LinkedIn job advert for a press officer working for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry the most viewed vacancy on the site last year.

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photo issued by the RSPCA who have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home. PA

Want a budgie? RSPCA appeals for new owners after rescuing 400 birds from just one home

The RSPCA have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home.

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Brits think the Angel of the North is a restaurant and Lands End is a kingdom in Game of Thrones

The Angel of the North is a Michelin starred restaurant, Stonehenge is in Hampshire and Land’s End is a kingdom in the TV series Game of Thrones, according to a poll of Brits.

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Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to a new study. PA

'Divorce day': Why relationships are more likely to fall apart on January 8

Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to new research released on 'divorce day'.
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